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Hawk-tober Birding Hike
October 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
We are thankful for the large flocks of migratory birds passing through our area this time of year. Please join us for another guided birding hike at Chippewa Park. This will likely be our last guided hike in Thunder Bay for 2020. We hope to see you there!
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Chippewa Park, 2465 City Rd, Thunder Bay. We will meet at the last parking lot beside the play equipment/beach. Please arrive 10 minutes early.
Required: binoculars, waterproof/resistant footwear, warm layers, drinking water, mask, hand-sanitizer. Due to COVID-19 we will be unable to share binoculars or spotting scopes to view birds.
Chippewa Park is one of the top birding ‘hot-spots’ in Thunder Bay as it provides diverse bird habitat including ponds, grasslands, beaches, and forests. Fall migration is a great time to spot rare birds passing through our area, but they can be difficult to identify as many lose their bright colours this time of year. You will have an opportunity to learn to identify birds in the fall with local bird expert Brian Ratcliff and experienced birder Mirabai Alexander. Also, you can discover new ways to get involved in birdwatching through citizen science and community events.
Ontario Nature is committed to reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19. We ask that participants wear a mask when/if physical distancing may be compromised (e.g., when trails are narrow or groups need to gather close together). However, for the majority of this hike, we will use social distancing where masks are not necessary (although, of course, you may wear one if you desire). The number of event participants will be limited to 12.
Due to the participant limit, please send your RSVP promptly to Mirabai by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We require email registration for completing electronic COVID-19 screening forms prior to registration. Feel free to call us with any questions: 807-286-1790.
We also hope you are able to get outdoors and enjoy nature during this long weekend! Thanks again for your ongoing interest and support